Be Inspired! Open Food Garden event – Sunday 17th July
27, Glenferrie Road, Fleetville, St Albans, AL1 4JT
Drop in any time between 3-5pm
Grow your own – or would you like to? Our unique Open Food Garden programme continues this Sunday with a brand new garden for this summer, in Fleetvile.
Our local food gardeners open their gardens just for you! Enjoy one of our rare sunny Sundays this summer at this TSA local event run by the community for the community.
This medium-sized garden continues to evolve. As well as evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs and climbers, mostly grown in narrow borders along both sides of the garden, numerous types of fruit and vegetables, both annual and perennial, are grown in the borders, containers and raised beds.
Fruit grown in borders includes apple, pear, raspberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant and tayberry; a fig tree, blueberries, a nectarine tree and a cherry tree are grown in pots; strawberries are grown in wine crates. There is also a fan-trained plum tree, one espalier and two cordon apples and a young pomegranate tree.
Vegetables grown in a mix of raised beds (made from reclaimed scaffolding
boards), pots and other containers include potatoes, peas, garlic, courgettes, broad beans, borlotti beans, beetroot, parsnips, carrots and pumpkins. Perennial cauliflowers are also grown. Tomatoes, chillies and cucumber are grown in the greenhouse.
The garden is home to four chickens.
There is limited on-street parking. A small amount of space in the back garden can be used to accommodate bikes.Wheelchair access would be possible to the patio and top part of the rear garden. No dogs please except guide dogs.
Suggested donation of £2.00 for over 16s; all proceeds go to TSA funds.
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